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More on the Greens ‘attack ad’ aka Wreckers, Haters and No Hopers strive for relevance

24/07/2019

Yesterday I had a series of posts looking at the ‘attack ad’ issued by the Greens, or as I termed them – The Wreckers, Haters and No Hopers. You can view the posts here , here and here

Today Morning Report looked at the issue and discussed the ad with National Leader Simon Bridges.

First we hear from Jo Moir

The Green’s first foray into political attack ads ended before it had really started yesterday when its own supporters demanded a video be pulled down. The ad was an attempt to counter National’s criticism of the government’s plans to offer a discount for new electric vehicles. But soon after it went up it was yanked down. RNZ political reporter Jo Moir looks at whether attack ads are effective.

This was the Greens ad

Attack ads can be effective in my view for example these two which aired during George H.W. Bush’s campaign against Michael Dukakis for the Presidency. Some see this ad as being very effective. I still remember these today.

A segment on race and American politics from the award-winning documentary film Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story features Mike Dukakis, Sarah Palin Senior advisor Tucker Eskew, writer Ishmael Reed, and journalist Joe Conason discussing racial politics, the Willie Horton Ad, and the Revolving Door Ad.

Unfortunately for the Greens their ad was poorly executed and made a crucial mistake, it appeared to attack Bridges personally, rather than the policy. The ad was very poorly executed and just came off as crass.

Then we had Simon Bridges talking to Susie Ferguson

The Green’s first foray into political attack ads ended before it had really started yesterday when its own supporters demanded a video be pulled down. The ad was an attempt to counter National’s criticism of the Government’s plans to offer a discount for new electric vehicles. But soon after it went up it was yanked down. Simon Bridges joins Susie Ferguson in the studio with his response.

Bridges was actually rather good. After all the Greens had shed their cloak of sanctimony and as I pointed out here

The Greens are hypocrites, they seek constantly to don the cloak of moral sanctimony, but they constantly denigrate anyone with a contrary view another example would be

We don’t need to change what people want. We need a few car fascists to stop opposing infrastructure that gives more people the option to walk, cycle or scoot safely if they wish. Especially because that benefits everyone, including those who want to drive.

— Julie Anne Genter (@JulieAnneGenter) May 16, 2019

This looks like a pattern.

More and more the Greens exhibit all the signs of intolerance, bigotry and authoritarianism. They do not debate, they hurl invective and spew hatred.

By their words shall ye know them. The Greens are Haters, Wreckers and thus No Hopers, condemned by their own words and their manifest hypocrisy.

They then compounded their problems with the Clayton’s apology delivered by James Shaw.

To make it worse the Green Party bleated this nonsense

 

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